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Man dies after falling on CTA Red Line tracks

A man who fell in front of a CTA train which hit him, temporarily halting Red Line service between the Thorndale and Belmont stops this afternoon has died, authorities said.

Mark White, 52, of the 5400 block of North Broadway, was pronounced dead at 7:21 p.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The man ended up on Red Line tracks at the Bryn Mawr station about 4:50 p.m. and suffered facial injuries, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.

It was not known whether the man fell or jumped in front of the train, Baety said.

Power was temporarily shut off in both directions as emergency crews dealt with the situation, but service was restored with residual delays on the Red and Purple lines by about 5:20 p.m., according to the CTA web site.

The person who fell on the tracks was not trapped and had been rescued by about 5:15 p.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

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